TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2014 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR BEACHES
In its second year, the awards recognize more than 322 beaches globally
India debutes in the World List with Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands securing the 25th spot
India shines on the Asia list, secures 2nd spot after Thailand with 6 winning beaches
Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Agonda and Cavelossim Beaches from Goa rank #2, #3 and #9 respectively in the Asia list
Winning Beaches of 2014: India List
|1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|2. Agonda Beach, Goa|
|3. Cavelossim Beach, Goa|
|4. Varkala Beach, Kerala|
|5. Mandrem Beach, Goa|
|6. Benaulim Beach, Goa|
|7. Candolim Beach, Goa|
|8. Puri Beach, Orissa|
|9. Varca Beach, Goa|
|10. Elephanta Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|11. Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh|
|12. Arambol Beach, Goa|
|13. Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu|
|14. Palolem Beach, Goa|
|15. Colva Beach, Goa|
|16. Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Kerala|
|17. Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra|
|18. Chapora Beach, Goa|
|19. Cola Beach, Goa|
|20. Utorda Beach, Goa|
|21. Morjim, Goa|
|22. Cansaulim Beach, Goa|
|23. Vagator Beach, Goa|
|24. Marari Beach, Kerala|
|25. Rama Krishna Beach, Andhra Pradesh|
New Delhi, March 19, 2014 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners
of its Travelers’ ChoiceTM Awards for Beaches. This year the awards have recognized more than 322 beaches globally and 25 beaches from India, including top lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.S. and India.
String of Pearls – The India List
The India list is truly diverse with beaches from East, West and the South making it to the list.
Goa retains the title of the official ‘beach state’ with 15 of the 25 beaches being from the state.
Orissa makes its debut with Puri Beach taking the 8th spot
Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands topples Agonda beach from Goa to take the number #1 spot this year. Agonda beach is ranked number #2.
Speaking on the announcement Mr. Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India said “We are delighted that in just the second year of the awards, India has been able to create a spot in the world list. It only demonstrates that we have beaches that match up to some of the best in the world.
The India list also throws up an interesting mix of beaches from various states dotting the coastline. We hope the TripAdvisor awards will act as a guide for all beach lovers to travel to these pristine stretches of sand, many of which are yet unexplored.”
The Asia Story
India ranks 2nd after Thailand as the country with most number of winning beaches in Asia with 6 beaches having made it to the list. Thailand leads the way with 8 winning beaches.
Indian Beaches on the Asia List
|2. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|3. Agonda Beach, Goa|
|9. Cavelossim Beach, Goa|
|11. Varkala Beach, Kerala|
|17. Mandrem Beach, Goa|
|22. Benaulim Beach, Goa|